Tolo News: India is working to make sure Chabahar Port in Iran is operational by 2019, the Indian government said in a statement on Friday. This comes despite a threat of renewed US sanctions against Tehran. The Indian-backed Chabahar port complex in Iran is being developed as part of a new transportation corridor for land-locked Afghanistan
Foruzan Faghiri Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Golnaz Esfandiari June 12, 2018 Foruzan Faghiri was 3 years old when her family fled war in Afghanistan for neighboring Iran. The Faghiris found shelter and education while at the same time coping with the discrimination and restrictions that Afghan refugees routinely face in Iran. Yet Faghiri persevered, becoming
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised his Afghan counterpart for announcing a temporary ceasefire in the war on armed militants in the holy month of Ramadan. In a meeting with his Afghan counterpart in China on Saturday, President Rouhani hailed Ashraf Ghani’s initiative for ceasefire, expressing the hope that internal dialogue in Afghanistan
Al-Monitor: The rise of the Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan poses a new challenge for the Islamic Republic, as it is becoming a magnet for Iranian Kurdish recruit. As President Donald Trump’s anti-Iran rhetoric intensifies, there are now fears that the United States and other governments hostile toward the Islamic Republic may use Iraqi Kurdistan
The National Interest: Some South Asia observers have argued that the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal will hurt U.S. efforts to stabilize Afghanistan. Their reasoning: it reduces the viability of the Iranian port of Chabahar, which India aims to use as an alternate gateway to Afghanistan, bypassing the land corridor through Pakistan.
Forbes: Afghanistan’s economy is small and it is only the 145th largest exporter in the world. However, Iran plays a central role as the largest source of Afghan imports and the third largest destination for its exports, according to the World Bank. The importance of trade via Iran has been rising and was set to be
Tehran Times: In an interview with Ariana Television Network, Mohammadreza Bahrami said that Iran and Afghanistan have “common threats and interests”. Iran seeks “long lasting and comprehensive” relations with Afghanistan, Bahrami noted. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) said the trade volume between Afghanistan and Iran is increasing, but US sanctions on Tehran will affect trade relations between the two neighboring countries. Iran is the biggest trade partner of Afghanistan, CEO of ACCI Atiqullah Nusrat said, adding that Afghan traders are interested in increasing
Ariana: Amid reports of Tehran’s involvement in deteriorating security in western Farah province of Afghanistan, the Iran ambassador in Kabul says his country has no links with the Taliban but have contacts to bring the group to the negotiation table. Click here to read more (external link).